Poetry Mondays – On a Lane In Spring by John Clare

On a Lane in Spring. Β  A Little Lane, the brook runs close besideAnd spangles in the sunshine while the fish glide swiftly byAnd hedges leafing with the green spring tideFrom out their greenery the old birds flyAnd chirp and whistle in the morning sunThe pilewort glitters β€˜neath the pale blue skyThe little robin has [...]

Charlotte’s Ramblings.

Image from canva.com I'm writing this on a chilly Saturday afternoon.  While I was waiting for the tea in the teapot to brew, I was thinking of everything that is and has been going on. Probably not the best thing to be doing on a Saturday afternoon, but I couldn't help but think about all [...]

Easy Nature Crafts – Number 3 – Popcorn Garland for Birds.

Hello, I'm back with another super quick and simple craft idea, that is plastic free and also provides food for the birds.  Of course, using popcorn as Christmas decoration isn't anything new, it has been done for decades. Whilst it may not be the shiniest or the glitziest, it is very effective and it has [...]

Nature and Folklore

Hello there and welcome to a new series on Foxglove and Bee; Nature and Folklore! Each 'episode' will look at a particular species in nature and the folklore surrounding them and their significance throughout the years. In this episode, I shall be looking at Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna). Hawthorn. Hawthorn in Folklore. Hawthorn is one of [...]

Charlotte’s Ramblings.

Hello and welcome to another of my rambles. This time I want to talk to you about my first walk along a nearby river, since lockdown began. On Sunday 7th June, it was decided that we would emerge from our cave for the last few months. With some trepidation I have to admit, we ventured [...]